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The star of a Netflix show told a British Airways crew member ‘do you know who my mum is?” on a flight to Heathrow Airport, a court heard.
Matthew Mawhinney, 29, is the son of the former Labour attorney General and current Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations Baroness Scotland – and is set to star in the second series of the hit Netflix show Too Hot to Handle.
He was one of three stars of the show who ended up in court over their behaviour on the British Airways flight from Miami to London.
The Daily Star reports when Mawhinney was told the group had been refused alcohol by the captain, he told a crew member: “F*** you b**** don’t you know who my mum is? Go f******* look up who I am, my mother is the Baroness of Scotland.”
He then was said to have done ’10 to 20′ press-ups in the aisle.
Mawhinney, Beaux Greenslade, 23, and Harry Johnson, 28, all admitted failing to obey a command by the pilot to put on face masks and using threatening and abusive language.
Netflix is said to have “frozen” their prize fund because of the incident.
The show sees contestants compete to find love for a $100,000 prize, but they lose money if they get intimate with each other.
The three were said to be flying back after six weeks of filming in the West Indies from Miami to London.
The Prosecutor said the group had been seen “drinking margaritas” at Miami Airport and Mawhinney was overheard on the flight saying they were ‘f***** up’.
In a statement, flight attendant Heather Wenn said the group were “quite loud” and had to be “repeatedly” told to put their masks on.
The prosecutor told the court: “The three defendants were travelling together on a flight back from Miami having been involved in a TV series to be broadcast on Netflix.
“Abuse was directed at the cabin crew.
“There were complaints as well due to the intimate nature of the way that they were behaving with each other, they were kissing each other and had to be told to stop.
“As a result of the way they were behaving, the decision was taken by the captain not to serve them any more alcohol.”
Mawhinney is also said to have taken a warning letter from the captain and “scrunched it up and threw it down the cabin”.
He also complained about having to travel in economy and not being upgraded.
Ms McCracken said: “The other couple, Harry Johnson and Beaux Greenslade, began to shout saying they wanted another drink.
“Heather Wenn informed them they were not able to have another drink and if they carried on they would also be issued a warning.”
Greenslade then ranted at cabin crew member Sophie Griffiths and launched into a foul-mouthed tirade and demanded that she should have a drink and boasted that she works for a legal firm.
Miss Griffiths said in a statement: “I have never experienced anything like that sort of behaviour in my career.
“Matthew Mawhinney was unpredictable, so it worried me as to what he was doing to do next. Matthew Mawhinney and Beaux Greenslade were the worst behaved of the group.
“Beaux Greenslade was threatening me against my profession intimating to me she was going to get me sacked and Matthew Mawhinney was threatening me with his family connections saying, ‘do you know who my mum is?’.
Another passenger said the three were behaving so intimately with each other they thought it would turn sexual.
The District Judge said, “Each of you has been extremely lucky not to have faced a more serious charge of drunk on an aircraft where your liberty would have been in jeopardy.”
Mawhinney, of Mayfair, London, and Greenslade of Bexley, south-east London, and Johnson, of Kirkby-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire, were each fined a total of £2,335.
They were also told to each pays compensation to the two crew members they abused of £500 respectively.
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